Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Employee Profile

In an attempt to make the company more dynamic, we are putting employee profiles on our website, as well as an email blast. It's strange writing about yourself, but here is mine! 

Employee name:Catie
Nickname: Boss lady
Theme song: “Green Onions” – Booker T and the MGs
Favorite pattern: Maharam Small Dot
Favorite bad movie: Army of Darkness

Catie grew up in the retail world, and caught the sales-bug early. In grade school, she worked in her Mother’s shop, Magpie, in Arlington and Alexandria VA. Realizing sales was in her blood, she absorbed all that she could from time on the sales floor, filing purchase orders, or pretending to be 18 so she could be snuck into trade shows.

After high school, Catie moved to Richmond in 2005 to get her BS in Marketing from Virginia Commonwealth University. After a semester in Richmond, she accepted a position at EQ3, a contemporary furniture store in Carytown. There she met Will (U-Fab RVA) and Travis (U-Fab owner). After the heartbreaking close of EQ3, she started a three year run working for the ALDO Groupe, a shoes and accessories chain. There she was promoted from key-holder to store manager in a matter of months, and was ranked one of the top 5 Store Managers in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Then the opportunity came to work with the old team again, and put all she had learned to good use on a new challenge. So now she is off the sales floor and at U-Fab R&D helping overseeing the sales team, applying her corporate knowledge, and helping Travis remember where he put stuff. Catie aspires to one day own her own business and be a nationally recognized bowling champion (although she needs to start bowling first).  

Catie is living the single life in a pink house in the Manchester district with her cat, The General.